November 27, 2014--Global weather predicted to become increasingly extreme despite warnings (Independent)

Global weather will become increasingly extreme, with the planet facing rising surfacing temperatures, higher sea levels and flash flooding. In the next 100 years the most vulnerable people, either elderly populations or those living in extreme poverty, will face increasing risk from shifting weather patterns, according to a report published by The Royal Society. The 124-page inquiry, ‘Resilience to extreme weather’, comprehensively details what we can expect in the coming 100-years and how best to tackle the challenges faced. From 1980 to 2004 the total cost of extreme weather came to – conservatively - $1.4 trillion, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Of this sum, only one quarter was insured damage.

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